Dimensions of Yoga

Fuelled by each participant’s own intention and commitment, grounded in a living tradition, the new Dimensions of Yoga courses support a personal journey towards yoga as a way of life.

These 12 week programs immerse the participant in personal yoga practice through a combination of a week long residential ashram stay followed by 11 weeks of supported home practice and study. Develop a personal yoga practice and lifestyle in alignment with one’s goals in life. This process is traditionally referred to as sadhana, the subtle discipline of a lifestyle adopted to reach one’s deeper goals.

Each module takes a branch of yoga (Hatha Yoga: body, breath and energy and Raja Yoga: Eight steps to self understanding), and aligns practical techniques with the study of classic texts. They are highly practical, with a strong foundation in tradition, led by highly experienced teachers, grounded in the Satyananda tradition of Yoga.

Each module stands on its own, but is also designed to be a complementary component in the Dimensions of Yoga series. The modules may be taken in any order.  

The Modules have been retitled to better reflect their place as a foundation for the new course, Yoga Instructor in the Satyananda tradition. These two modules, focused on personal practice, need to be completed before the Yoga Instructor module. 

 

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Raja Yoga: Eight steps to self understanding

This Dimensions of Yoga module is about developing a personal yoga practice and lifestyle in alignment with one’s goals in life. This process is traditionally referred to as sadhana, the subtle discipline of a lifestyle adopted to reach one’s deeper goals. Practice and theory will draw on two classical texts Yoga Vasishtha and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and commentaries on them by Swami Niranjanananda.

This module explores the experience of developing sadhana, through the prism of two classic texts, in the light of the Satyananda tradition of yoga, in a systematic in-depth way with a down to earth twist. This is done with the understanding that yoga is about managing one’s life and developing self understanding, steadiness and peace. When these skills are developed, any goal is possible. Next intake 11th April 2019. read more

 

 

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Hatha Yoga: Body, breath and energy

Clarity and vitality from the Hatha Yoga tradition

This module of Dimensions of Yoga looks at Hatha yoga in a systematic in-depth way that is closely aligned with yoga’s rich tradition but also takes into account the pressures and distractions of living in today’s world. Next intake 11th January 2019. read more

 

Overview of the Dimensions of Yoga approach

Each module includes an integrated and balanced mix of asana, pranayama, and meditation, stories and ideas directly linked to practice and sadhana, with a range of strategies for managing life’s challenges in a way that allows one’s true potential to emerge.

Together the modules offer a substantial and unique package to satisfy the hunger of the serious yoga seeker who aims, with purushartha (effort) and abhyasa (constant practice) and swadhyaya (self reflection), to establish themselves in yoga through the development of practical, reflective and systematic yoga tools to accompany them on their journey through life.